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Dated: October 3rd, 2020
Scheduled Release: For Immediate Release
Source: American Defense Systems, Inc.

American Defense Systems Inc. (OTC:ADFS) announced on Friday, October 2nd, 2020, the recent promotion of Mr. Gary Sidorsky, from Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of the company, to Chief Executive Officer / CFO. Mr. Sidorsky has served as CFO and in other capacities in the company since December 2006. Mr. Sidorsky served as Controller from January to December 2006; and served as a member of board of directors from December 2007 until April 2010. Mr. Sidorsky has 36 years of accounting experience with both accounting firms and manufacturing companies. Prior to joining ADFS, Mr. Sidorsky received his Bachelor of Art degree from Quinnipiac University and MBA from Dowling College. He has also earned certificates in Finance from both the University of Chicago School of Business & Logistics, and from Defense Systems Acquisition Management (DSAM). He served as Accounting Manager for Diam International, a global manufacturer of merchandising displays, from September 2003 to January 2006.

Founded in 2002, before Mr. Sidorsky joined the company, this small New York-based manufacturer first made headlines by obtaining a much-sought-after contract in 2005 to produce and install armored glass to protect President George Bush Jr. during his second inauguration ceremony. When Mr. Sidorsky joined the company the following year, ADFS’ product lines grew to include “advanced solutions in the design, fabrication, and installation of transparent and opaque armor, security doors, windows and curtain wall systems for use by military, law enforcement, homeland defense and corporate customers.”

The company’s numerous products soon included: crew protection kits (including lightweight ballistic resistance combat helmets); VistaSteel transparent armor (a defensive barrier to protect against firearms, physical attack, and explosive blasts); VistaSteel opaque armor (on various military vehicles to form up-armor or add-on protection of operator compartments); VistaGuard windows (anti-forced entry and blast resistant windows and window frames); blast resistant curtain walls (including trans-barrier systems, and transparent shield to provide ballistic and blast protection); and mobile, handheld, lightweight police shields (ballistic shields, bullet-resistant transparent shields for riots, hostage or other ‘SWAT-team’ situations). ADSF also designs and/or produced heated ballistic ship windows; proprietary hinges, latches, and locks; and, the ‘T2 Ballistic Range’ (a live fire interactive training range system for training war fighters and law enforcement personnel).

As the company became a regular supplier of protective systems for operators of military construction equipment being used in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr. Sidorsky was among the corporate officials who welcomed Gen. James T. Conway, the 34 Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Lt Gen. James F. Amos, the U.S. Marine Corps’ Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration, when they visited and inspected ADFS corporate headquarters and facilities in Hicksville on April 13, 2007. He was also part of the team that negotiated the contract for ADFS to “strengthen the physical security at the New York Stock Exchange” in February 2009.

In March 2009, ADFS obtained a contract to manufacture and install armored glass to protect President Obama during his first inauguration ceremony. Ordered by the Secret Service under a contract whose details and cost are classified, the panels were made of “multiple layers of glass bonded with a proprietary substance,” said Roger Ward, the company’s former vice president of marketing and investor relations. The panels are designed to both deflect the paths of, and absorb, projectiles, including bullets and fragments from explosives. “It will stop a lot.”

At that time, as CFO/Treasurer, Mr. Sidorsky managed the company’s filings with the American Stock Exchange, with a payroll of about 90 people in Hicksville; and achieved a 26 percent increase in revenues year-over-year, to about $45 million.

As the defense market started to wind down afterwards, Mr. Sidorsky joined other officials to recommend the company relocate to Raleigh, North Carolina in June 2011, as a cost-cutting strategy aimed at saving $1.5 million a year with lower overhead, along with cuts to staff and salaries.

While in Raleigh, Mr. Sidorsky assisted the company in establishing new OEM relationships, which included, but was not limited to working with: MAC Defense on their proprietary prototype Armor Cab
Program; General Dynamics Land Systems on the technical development of a solid propellant fire extinguisher tank for their Combat Vehicle to suppress engine compartment fires; Caterpillar for engineering work on their 279D CTL, and the production of C-Kits; and JCB toward the production of new HMEE B Kits.

As the company seeks to remake a name for itself in a crowded industry, Mr. Sidorsky states that he is “very excited by the new opportunities the company faces to revamp and pursue markets that no one could have anticipated prior to the recent pandemic. We are really focused on capitalizing on uniquely post-COVID19 opportunities to leapfrog ahead of our peers. Hopefully, we can become an industry leader in the next few years. I’m glad to be working alongside some really forward-looking people; and we will build a team that meets the needs and challenges of the future.”

The executive also reiterated the company’s commitment to full regulatory compliance, and projected ADFS would have filed their updated disclosures reports with the OTC Board before fourth quarter 2020.

American Defense Systems, Inc. (OTC: ADSF) develops and manufactures security applications for the physical security industry. The Company designs, fabricates, and installs transparent and opaque armor, security doors, windows, and curtain wall systems for the defense, military, government, and other business sectors throughout the United States. The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘EAG’, while its operations were based in Hicksville, New York. The stock symbol was later changed to ‘ADSI’ when the company stock moved to the NASDAQ; and has since been changed again to ‘ADSF’, while the stock trades on the OTC.

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American Defense Systems, Inc Employee Reviews in Hicksville, NY

“Worked at your own paced”
Payroll/Benefits Administrator (Former Employee) – Hicksville, NY – April 20, 2017
When I first started at ADSI, it was a place that you wanted to go to everyday. They gave you the opportunities to work on your own and be productive. Over time the company moved to North Carolina but you were given choice to work from home or relocate. I chose to work from home and over time the company dwindled down to 5 people then to 3 and most recently out of the remaining 3, 2 were let go and now the company is being run from Canada by the CEO himself.

“Exciting to work with company that developed bullet and blast resistant transparent armor.”
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Hicksville, NY – October 1, 2014
It was an honor to serve those who were serving and protecting the US citizens. ADSI developed crew protection kits (CPKs), bullet-proof glass, windows and doors for government and private sector buildings President Elect Obama stood behind ADSI’s glass during his victory speech back in 2008.
Pros: Really enjoyed working with the Board of Directors and organizing overseas travel.
Cons: When military budgets cut happened, company had to move out of State.

source: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/American-Defense-Systems,-Inc/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Hicksville%2C+NY

November 3, 2015
Doesn’t Recommend
Negative Outlook
I worked at American Defense Systems: Pros: Mission was important. Company was successful in the early years when there was no competition. Accounting team was amazing on what they had to do. Cons: Too many personnel changes at critical times. Company wouldn’t advertise, hoping its past performance would carry them. Engineering had no original thoughts or ability to create new concepts which was suppose to be a strength. Company has done disappearing act in last couple of years ignoring shareholders.

June 12, 2015
“ADSI – a real shame”
Chief Engineer in Williston Park, NY
Doesn’t Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO. I worked at American Defense Systems for more than 10 years. Pros: Some of the most interesting and rewarding work I’ve done in my career. Many talented and dedicated employees at the lower levels. Ample opportunity for travel. Cons: Upper management was absolutely useless at finding and bidding on new business. Couldn’t make a profit because they had absolutely no idea what their operating expenses were. Company was extremely management top heavy. Numerous dead weight employees getting paid to do nothing. Employees who worked the hardest were rewarded the least. Upper management constantly lied to vendors, customers, and employees.

January 9, 2014
“Business & Marketing Lead”
Current Employee – Business Development & Marketing Consultant in North Atlanta, GA
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
I have been working at American Defense Systems full-time for more than 3 years. Pros: New business development, Networking, Sales, Negotiating contracts. Cons: Not enough compensation, government budget cuts,ObamaCare

January 13, 2013
American Defense Systems Logo
“adsi culture at long island new york”
Former Employee – Administrative in Hicksville, NY
Doesn’t Recommend
Negative Outlook
I worked at American Defense Systems full-time for more than 3 years. Pros: Important job supporting Soldiers globally. Cons: Company is in chaos changing all senior people

source: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/American-Defense-Systems-Reviews-E651248.htm



source: https://whalewisdom.com/filer/american-defense-systems-inc

American Defense Systems is based out of Hicksville. American Defense Systems, Inc. (ADSI) provides customized transparent and opaque armor solutions for tactical and non-tactical transport vehicles and construction equipment used by the military in the United States. It engages in the research and development, design and engineering, fabrication, and component integration; and provides subject matter experts in engineering, ballistics, government contracts, program management, and logistics.

The company’s products include crew protection kits for armor protection of operator compartments; VistaSteel transparent armor that provides a defensive barrier to protect against firearms, physical attack, and explosive blasts; VistaSteel opaque armor installed on various military vehicles to form up-armor or add-on armor kits; VistaGuard windows, which are forced entry blast resistant windows, window frames, and transparent armor assemblies used to mitigate forced entry, ballistic, and terrorist threats; forced entry blast resistant curtain wall; mobile ballistic shield, a bullet-resistant transparent mobile shield used in hostage negotiation and other hostile situations; and trans-barrier system, a transparent armor shield to provide ballistic and blast protection.

ADSI also offers heated ballistic ship windows; proprietary hardware, including hinges, rotary and slam latch, combat lock, and egress window; T2 ballistic range, a live fire interactive training range system to provide training to war fighters or law enforcement personnel; handheld, lightweight police shields; and lightweight combat helmet with ballistic resistance.

The company serves military, government, law enforcement, detention and security industry, and correctional agencies, as well as private sector. It also operates a retail outlet carrying body armor, tactical nylon products, weapons, ammunition, weapons parts and accessories, and other tactical gear. American Defense Systems, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Hicksville, New York.

Whalewisdom has at least 32 Form 4 filings The firm last filed a Form D notice of exempt offering of securities on 2013-10-10. The notice included securities offered of Equity,Option, Warrant or Other Right to Acquire Another Security,Security to be Acquired Upon Exercise of Option, Warrant or Other Right to Acquire Security>

American Defense Systems Inc

American Defense Systems

American Defense Systems, Inc. (“ADSI”) AMEX: EAG is a company that designs armor for military and commercial uses.

Incorporated on December 6, 2002, the company is based in Hicksville, New York. It trades on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) under the symbol EAG.A.[1] The company has wholly owned subsidiaries:

A.J Piscitelli & Associates, Inc. and
American Physical Security Group, LLC.
ADSI provides physical security for the New York Stock Exchange.[2]

Since 2008, the director of American Defense Systems is Pasquale J. D’Amuro.[3]

“American Defense Systems Inc (American Stock Exchange)”. Reuters. Retrieved March 14, 2009.[dead link]
“ADSI Strengthens Physical Security at the New York Stock Exchange”. The New York Times. February 24, 2009. Retrieved March 14, 2009 – via PR Newswire.
Bloomberg Businessweek (November 17, 2012) Pasquale J. D’Amuro

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Defense_Systems

Hicksville Defense Contractor Moves to North Carolina

source: https://www.newsday.com/business/hicksville-defense-contractor-moves-to-north-carolina-1.2995992

By Joseph Mallia
June 30, 2011 11:59 AM

Photo: Anthony Piscitelli, chief executive of American Defense Systems Inc. (July 2009)

A Hicksville manufacturer of defense and law enforcement equipment, American Defense Systems Inc., said Thursday it is moving to North Carolina as a cost-cutting tactic aimed at saving $1.5 million a year with lower overhead along with cuts to staff and salaries.

“We have been proud to be one of the few remaining government defense contractors based on Long Island, however, it makes prudent financial sense for us to relocate our business to a significantly lower cost center in North Carolina,” Anthony Piscitelli, the chief executive, said in a news release.

“Our lower cost basis, particularly regarding logistics, will allow us to be that much more competitive in our bid processes and should translate to more contract wins.”

The company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EAG, said its operations in Hicksville will cease as of Tuesday and it will reopen in Lillington, N.C., south of Raleigh.

ADSI’s product line includes “advanced solutions in the design, fabrication, and installation of transparent and opaque armor, security doors, windows and curtain wall systems for use by military, law enforcement, homeland defense and corporate customers.”

The company did not say how many jobs it has now, or how many it will eliminate.

Earlier this year ADSI was in the news when it said it entered a voluntary federal government program to certify that all its employees are authorized to work in the United States.

January, 2010

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